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Trop Doct. 2014 Oct;44(4):223-5. doi: 10.1177/0049475514527445. Epub 2014 Mar 6.

Global Positioning System: a new tool for measurement of animal bites in a rural area near Bangalore, South India.

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  • 1Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • 2Postgraduate-cum-Tutor in MD Community Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore, Karnataka, India malatesh.u@gmail.com.

Abstract

This exploratory study was conducted in villages near Bangalore, South India with the primary objective of spatial mapping animal bite cases using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. GPS technology was useful as a new tool in accurate measurement of animal bite cases.

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KEYWORDS:

Global Positioning System; bites; maps; rabies; rabies vaccine

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